Friday, 28 January, 2022
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SP-BJP tit-for-tat moves in UP show ideology is fungible for leaders

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Bid to break ‘IAS monopoly’? Forest service officer named MHA additional secretary in rare move

B.V. Umadevi, a 1987-batch Chhattisgarh-cadre IFoS officer, has been posted as an additional secretary in MHA. Govt officers also point to a crunch of IAS officers at the Centre.

Not just Gujarat: Modi’s star IAS, IPS, IFS officers earned spurs under PM Manmohan

Vini Mahajan's appointment as secretary in Jal Shakti Ministry is among a string that questions criticism that Modi relies almost exclusively on confidants he worked with as Gujarat CM.

Who’s stopping an Indian Medical Service? The govt — it thinks IAS officers are enough

Currently, IAS officers are in charge of a district's issues, and their education excludes medical knowledge. It's why we need an IMS.

‘Never knew it happens like this’: Twitter mocks Tamil movie clip on civil service allotment

A clip from the movie Saamy 2 has gone viral as users express amusement over a seemingly inaccurate depiction of the civil services academy and its service allotment process.

This is how Deve Gowda went about appointing IAS officers in his PMO

In ‘Furrows In A Field’, Sugata Srinivasaraju writes that Deve Gowda preferred credible and competent officers with diverse caste, religious and linguistic backgrounds.

Indian civil servants are expected to be karma yogis. But look at ground reality first

Surendranath Banerjee showed gaps in Indian civil services. India needs to identify the problems in its steel frame.

Preparing for UPSC tests? Here are the best coaching centres in Mumbai to help you succeed

If your dream job is an IAS or IPS, then these tutorials in Mumbai are your best bet to crack the entrance examinations.

I fought corruption, communalism and 17 transfers under 3 Haryana CMs: Ex-IAS officer

I could not compromise the principles of democratic governance. So I took voluntary retirement in 1985 with 15 years of service left, writes MG Devasahayam.

Aryan Khan-Wankhede story nudges IPS-IRS-IAS officers to call out those who violate their oath

We see what madness for fame and stardom has done to some people from the All India and Class I Services. Even as most others work sincerely, in relative anonymity.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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